Book World Records

Book world records contain volumes of human achievement, from the high-minded and literary (Ulysses, anyone?) to the pure physical exertion of ripping phone books in half. Books are a versatile record-setting prop, able to be stacked in towers, balanced on heads and, last of all, read.

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141 Records Found

00:54 Slovakia

Most Table Tennis Ball Bounces On A Paddle In 30 Seconds While Balancing A Book On Head

Pavol Durdik

Pavol Durdik bounced a table tennis ball on a paddle 213 times in 30 seconds while balancing a book on his head.

00:32 Slovakia

Most Table Tennis Ball Bounces On A Knife In 10 Seconds While Balancing A Book On Head

Pavol Durdik

Pavol Durdik bounced a table tennis ball on a knife 92 times in 10 seconds while balancing a book on his head.

00:42 Slovakia

Most Table Tennis Ball Bounces Into A Plastic Cup In 10 Seconds While Balancing A Book On Head

Pavol Durdik

Pavol Durdik bounced a table tennis ball into a plastic cup 14 times in 10 seconds while balancing a book on his head.

00:34 Slovakia

Most Table Tennis Ball Bounces Into A Plastic Cup In 15 Seconds While Balancing A Book On Head

Pavol Durdik

Pavol Durdik bounced a table tennis ball into a plastic cup 16 times in 15 seconds while balancing a book on his head.

03:33 Australia

Tallest Book Tower Held In One Hand

Peter Craig

Peter Craig held up a tower of 64 books in his hand at once.

00:59 Singapore

Longest Handstand On A Dictionary

Junkai Liow

Junkai L. performed a handstand on a dictionary for 58.69 seconds.

06:03 United States

Fastest Time To Read "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish"

Abby Thompson

Abby Thompson read "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish" by Dr. Seuss aloud in five minutes, 5.38 seconds.

00:40 United States

Most Steps Taken By A Four-Year-Old While Balancing Two Books On Head

Codie

Codie took 24 steps while balancing two books on her head. She is four years old.

01:01 Slovakia

Most Table Tennis Ball Bounces On A Paddle And A Knife In 30 Seconds While Balancing A Book On Head

Pavol Durdik

Pavol Durdik bounced a table tennis ball alternately on a paddle and a knife 133 times in 30 seconds while balancing a book on his head.

01:08 Slovakia

Most Table Tennis Ball Bounces On Two Knives In 30 Seconds While Balancing A Book On Head And Wearing Sunglasses

Pavol Durdik

Pavol Durdik bounced a table tennis ball alternately on two knives 125 times in 30 seconds while balancing a book on his head and wearing sunglasses.

01:58 United States

Longest Handstand While Balancing A Book On Feet

Mallory Armstrong

Mallory A. performed a handstand for one minute, 40.44 seconds while balancing a book on her feet.

00:46 United States

Most Steps Taken By A Four-Year-Old While Balancing A Book On Head

Codie

Codie took 20 steps while balancing a book on her head. She is four years old.

01:55 United States

Tallest Bill Tower Balanced On A Recordsetter Book Of World Records

Tai Star

Tai Star built a bill tower consisting of 30 bills on a RecordSetter Book Of World Records.

00:19 Ireland

Most Books Stood On At Once

iFlyHi

Noah M. stood on 76 books at once.

00:36 United States

Fastest Time To Rip Five Phone Books In Half

Michael Martin

Michael Martin ripped five phone books in half in 11.47 seconds.

00:04 United States

Fastest Time To Rip A Phone Book In Half

Michael Martin

Michael Martin ripped a phone book in half in 0.37 seconds.

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